Church of St. Charles Oakwood Heights, Staten Island Fifth Sunday of Easter - May 13, 2012

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1 PASTOR: Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Bergin PAROCHIAL VICARS: Rev. Ronald Perez Rev. Antony Das S. Devadhasan WEEKEND ASSOCIATES: Rev. Msgr. Joseph C. Ansaldi Rev. Msgr. Edmund J. Whalen PERMANENT DEACONS: Deacon Michael Calafiore Deacon Lawrence Droge Deacon Stephen Tobon PASTORAL ASSOCIATE Sr. Jeanine Conlon, O.P. SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Mrs. Nancy Bushman RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATOR: Mrs. Marlene Petrides DIRECTOR OF MUSIC Henry Niemann Church of St. Charles Oakwood Heights, Staten Island Fifth Sunday of Easter - May 13, 2012 St. Charles is Wheelchair accessible Mass Schedule: SATURDAYS: 4:00 P.M. - 5:15 P.M. & 7:00 P.M. SUNDAYS: 8:15, 9:30, 10:45, 12:00 NOON, 1:15 & 5:30 P.M. WEEKDAYS: Monday thru Friday: 6:45, 8:30 & 11:30 A.M. Saturday: 6:45 and 8:30 A.M. HOLY DAYS: Eve of Holy Day 7:00 P.M. 6:45, 8:30, 11:30 A.M. & 7:30 P.M. Confessions: SATURDAYS 11:30 to 12:30 and after evening Masses EVE OF HOLY DAY after Mass Baptism: Second Sunday of the Month at 2:30 P.M. Instruction for parents of the children to be baptized to be arranged at the rectory. SPONSOR CERTIFICATES REQUIRED for Godparents and also a copy of the child s Birth Certificate. Arranging Marriages: 1. Consult with the priest or deacon at least six months in advance of the proposed date, and prior to the social arrangements. 2. Attendance at Pre-Cana and Natural Family Planning Classes is required. Anointing & Communion of the Sick: Regular administration of the Sacraments should be arranged for shut-ins by calling the Rectory. Emergency sick calls anytime. Parish Registration: New parishioners should register at the Rectory. Please inform us if you move. Religious Education Program: Instruction for all grade levels beginning First Grade. For information call the Religious Education Office. Prayers and Novenas: THE ROSARY is recited each weekday at 8:10 and 11:10 A.M. On Saturday it is recited at 8:10 A.M. THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL novena prayers are said after the 8:30 A.M. & 11:30 A.M. Masses on Mondays. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Monday-Friday 12 Noon to 5 P.M. - Church Chapel. RECTORY SCHOOL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 644 Clawson Street 200 Penn Avenue 200 Penn Avenue (718) (718) (718) Fax. (718) Fax: (718) Tuition Office: (718) Parish Web address:

2 Page Two FLOWERS, WINE & HOSTS AND OILS If you would like to make arrangements to have the flowers for the Main Altar, the Wine and Hosts or the Oils used for the Mass candles for all the Masses on a particular week in memory of a loved one or a special occasion, you may do so by calling the parish secretary. The flowers on the Altar this week are in memory of Dorthy Endrom and McGinn and Spagnoli Families at the request of her husband Vincent and Family. The Wine & Hosts for the week of May 13 to May 19 are being offered in memory of Louise Solan at the request of her daughter Barbara. The Oils used for the Sanctuary Lamp and Mass Candles the week of May 13 to May 19 is being offered in memory of Annette Portaro at the request of her daughter Corinne. MAY 6, 2012 MAY 7, 2011 $15, $16, THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY MONDAY MAY 14 6:45 - Msgr. Thomas J. Gaffney & Family - Mem 8:30 - Kathleen Logan-Hook - Mem. 11:30 - Mother s Day Novena TUESDAY - MAY 15 6:45 - Louis Villamagna - Mem. 8:30 - Edith McManus - Mem. 11:30 - Mother s Day Novena WEDNESDAY - MAY 16 6:45 - Angela & Rosario Munafo - Mem. 8:30 - Richard Lane - Mem. 11:30 - Mother s Day Novena 7:00 - Andrew & Kathryn Korbul - Mem. THURSDAY - MAY 17 6:45-8:30 - Daniel Sullivan - Mem. 11:30 - Margot Clemente 7:30- Rosemarie Truscelli - Mem. FRIDAY - MAY 18 6:45-8:30 - Fortunata Capo - Mem. 11:30 - Rosalie & Silvester Romanolo - Mem. MASS SCHEDULE FOR MAY 19 & 20 4:00 Fr. Perez 10:45 Msgr. Ansaldi 5:15 Fr. Antony 12:00 Msgr. Whalen 7:00 Fr. Antony 1:15 Msgr. Whalen 8:15 Msgr. Bergin 5:30 Fr. Perez 9:30 Msgr. Ansaldi ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament takes place Monday through Friday from 12 Noon to 5:00 PM in our Chapel. We need guardians to commit one hour per week for the following hours: Friday 12-1 PM & 1-2 PM. If you would like to sign up please contact Jeannette Burrell at (718) or Lois Galvin at (718) SPECIAL NOTICE BINGO IS HELD EVERY TUESDAY EVENING IN THE AUDITORIUM STARTING AT 7:30 PM. EARLY BIRD 7:15 PM. DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM. SATURDAY - MAY 19 6:45 - Laura Mule - Mem. 8:30 - Burrell & Janiszewski Families - Mem. 4:00 - Sam Bifulco - Mem. 5:15 - Vincent & Antoinette DiSalvo - Mem. 7:00 - Domenick Pallotta - Mem. SUNDAY - MAY 20 8:15 - Emma & Vitalaro Pietrucci - Mem. 9:30 - Parishioners of St. Charles 10:45 - James Brizza - Mem. 12:00 - Tony & Anthony Parascondola - Mem. 1:15 - Joseph & Jennie Madonia - Mem. 5:30 - Susan Guida & Virginia Candrilli - Mem If a Mass is being said for a member of your family on Saturday evening or Sunday, it would be most fitting if someone from the family would bring up the gifts at the Offertory. Please let one of the ushers know before Mass that you would like to do this.

3 Page Three LES MISERABLES St. Peter s Boys High School Drama Department proudly presents Les Miserables on Friday, May 18th and Saturday May 19th and Sunday May 30th at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15 in advance by calling the school at (718) You can also purchase tickets at the door $20 for Adults and $10 for Students and Senior Citizens They invite you to attend and support the Catholic High School Theatre on Staten Island. The school s address is 200 Clinton Avenue. ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SINGLES The next meeting of the St. Francis Catholic Singles for those in their 30s, 40s and 50s is on Thursday, May 24 at 7:15 PM at the St. Francis Friary, 500 Todt Hill Road. Cost $5 minimum $10 appreciated. For further information you may call (718) or go on line to or see their website at THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS This is a process for you or someone you know...if you ve never been baptized but desire to belong to a community of believers, if you were baptized into another Christian tradition and want to know more about the Catholic church or if you were baptized Catholic but have never received confirmation or the Eucharist. If you are interested leave your name at the Rectory and someone will get back to you. ANNUAL BISHOP AHERN MEMORIAL LIFE MARCH AND MOTORCADE The Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be present on Saturday, June 2 following the 9:00 AM Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church on Amboy Road and proceed to S.I. University Hospital South on Seguine Avenue. If you would like to join them and need further information you may call (718) HOME BOUND CLUB UPDATE On Saturday May 26, after the 5:15 Mass at St. Mary s Church in Rosebank the Elderly & Homebound Club will hold their Annual Fund Raiser Dinner. Admission $20 per person or $35 per family. Reservations can be made by telephone (718) or by SAVE THE DATE On Sunday, June 3rd Msgr. Ansaldi will celebrate the 1:15 Mass here at St. Charles After the Mass a reception will be held for him in the School Auditorium to celebrates his 50th Anniversary as a priest All parishioners are cordially invited to share this special day with him. BABY SHOWER The St. Vincent de Paul Society is sponsoring a Baby Shower on Saturday, June 19th and Sunday June 20th. Items like blankets, crib sheets and clothing etc. are needed for new born babies (only new items please). It is not necessary to wrap the gifts. You may put them in a plastic bag or paper wrapping and place them in the Wishing Well in the vestibule of the church. Your generosity and kindness is sincerely appreciated. ALL NIGHT VIGIL An All Night Vigil of Reparation, honoring the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart will be held on June 15/16 at St. Clare Chapel on Nelson Avenue in Great Kills beginning at 9:00 PM (10:00 PM Mass) and concludes with the 5:00 AM Mass. Intentions: Reparation, Peace, Increase of Vocations, strengthening of Families and all Pro-Life issues. This is being sponsored by the S.I. world Apostolate of Fatima. All are welcome to join them. Prayers and devotions throughout evening. For information you may call Babette Thomasy at WE INVITE YOU TO BECOME A PARISHIONER Please fill out the form below and drop it in the Collection Basket next weekend. A census card will be mailed to you upon receipt of this form. NAME ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP CODE TELEPHONE # Listed Not Listed I would like to receive Offering Envelopes. I would like one of the Priest to contact me.

4 Page Four In your charity please pray for the following parishioners who are ill. Gail Altomare Lloyd Allen Michael Behette Giancarlo Berrios M. Bett Eileen Blasi Kenneth Caitano Florence Calvo Joanne Cama Angie Caneilla Nancy Capurso Joan Chase Robert Claremont Bro.Joseph Corcoran MaryAnn DeCesare Paul DeCesare Nick DeGaetano Denis Demarest Maureen Demarest Frank DeMartini James D Esposito Italo DeSimone Maria D Antonio Randi Dietrich Anthony DiPaola Germaine Dodd Joseph Elia Madison Firriolo Dot Fleming (Mom) Rose Foti Debra Gallonty Lillie Garofalo Robert Grataski Debbie Guarino Allie Harth Edward Heedles Cheryl Houss Michael Iannozzi Denise Ioviero Gloria Italiano Brendan Kelly Stacy LaPenna Bernadette Lattuga Elizabeth Linton Daniel J. Linton Anthony Locicero Jr. Eileen Logan Vincent Luaglariello Anthony Mancuso Michael Mason Francees Matassa Nicholas Mazzola Vincent Mennella Robert Miller Pat Mitchell Rocco Morabito Dick Mudugno Stella Motyka Rocco Morabito Kamal Nagpal Alan Nelson Virginia Novaro Grayce Novaro Phillip Okapa Joanna Paladino Marie Pancetti Louis Parnell Catherine Petruccelli Steven Pica Richard Pizzurro Ester Pompeo Theresa Ponte Nancy Puglisi Vinney Quagrariello Vincent Quagraniello III Rev. George Realmuto Marion Realmuto John Reinhardt Mary ReDavid Ed Rosales Richard Runco Pat Ruggiero, Sr. Joseph Russo Carolyn Russo Rose Russo Dorothy Sabatell Helen Sabater Vincent Santore Kristy Schewbridge AnnMarie Schipini Mary Schipini Dolores Sclafani Tony Sclafani Emil Sparano Michael J. Sterlacci Matthew Sucich Anthony Tatulli Sean Thatcher Brian Vetell Jean Veras Angelina Vollor Nora Walsh Sara Weiss Eleanor Zappulla REMINDER!!!!! If you wish to have a loved one placed on the sick list we ask that you call the Rectory at (718) and leave the name of the person you wish to put on the list along with your name and phone number. It is important that you keep in touch with us periodically at least once a month if you wish to have the name remain on the list. Thank you for your cooperation. ASCENSION THURSDAY - May 17th Masses Wednesday May 16-7 PM Thursday May 17 6:45, 8:30, ll:30 & 7:30 PM Ascension Thursday completes Christ s earthly ministry entrusting his work to the disciples. Christ continues to work through them, even though he has physically left them. As Christians on earth we still have work to do. The great hope that Christ has shared with us must lend to action. We are called to be apostles. During our proclamation of faith at Mass, we recall that Christ will come again. Meanwhile, our responsibility as members of Christ is to be sharers in His ongoing work of others. MAY CROWNING OF THE BLESSED MOTHER The crowning of the Blessed Mother will take place on Sunday, May 13 followed by a procession after the 1:15 PM Mass. We invite all to join us in honoring our Blessed Mother. SPONSOR CERTIFICATES Sponsor Certificates for Baptism and Confirmation will be given out by the parish priests or deacons after the Saturday evening and Sunday Masses. ST. MARY S CLEANING SERVICE A cleaning service based out of the St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, offers home or office cleaning services performed by qualified, responsible, hardworking members of the Ladies of St. Mary, (servicing the community for over 12 years). Services include, dusting, vacuuming, polishing, bathroom, kitchen, floors, tidying and much more. All for a reasonable price. For service information contact Mrs. Contreras at (718) or (718) Also offering Adult Home Care. HOLY HOUR & PRAYER GROUP The Holy Hour and Prayer Group will meet on first Monday of the month at 7:30 PM in the Church. We invite you to join us in this spiritual hour of prayer. The Priest, Religious and Lay Staff of St. Charles Parish Wish all our Mothers a very blessed and joyful Mother s Day There will be a Mother s Day Novena at the 11;30 AM Mass staring on Monday, May 14, thru Wednesday May 16 for all mothers living and deceased. Envelopes are available in the vestibule of the church and in your envelope packet. Dianna Marie D Amore & Anthony Marandola Michael VanWinkle & Alexia Lizzo Anthony Rivera & April Isherwod Jessica Murphy & Steve. Giarrusso

5 Page 5 Many thanks to all who have made a gift to the Stewardship Appeal this year. As of this date 804 families have pledged $153, You still have time to make your pledge to help make our goal of $179,000. It would be wonderful if we could make our goal and also make a strong showing of the number of families who are participating in this years appeal. If you have not made your gift yet, you can do so by filling out an Appeal envelope and placing it in the collection basket on Sunday or drop it off to the Rectory at your convenience and we will forward it to the Appeal Office. The Appeal envelopes are at all the doors of the Church, please pick one up on your way out of Mass and prayerfully consider a donation to this years Appeal. Again thank you for your prayers and generosity to make this years appeal a success. BREAST CANCER PRESENTATION The Staten Island Breast Cancer Research Initiative Center for Environmental Science will be making a presentation to our parishioners on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:30 PM in the school auditorium. The presenter will discuss the increased risk of breast cancer living on Staten Island, warning signs, early detection, control and non-controller risks, detection methods, and new research findings. It promises to be a very informative presentation. Please join us. WEDDING MUSIC WORKSHOP If you are planning a wedding in the near future and would like to arrange for music, please call the Rectory two months prior to the wedding and leave your name and phone number with the parish secretary, our Music Director will get back to you. TEEN CLUB The Teen Club meets on Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM in the School Auditorium. Open to all Teens of the parish. WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER The Worldwide Marriage Encounter is to proclaim the value of Marriage in the church an in the world. Together, we are making marriages, families and our Church stronger and healthier. If you would like to attend one of these weekends in the future you may go on line at call their call toll free number 877-NYS-WWME Ext. 3. PARISH MINISTRIES Legion of Mary - Monday 7:30 PM - Rectory Leisure Group - Thursday 2-4 PM - Auditorium Teen Group - Sunday 7 PM - Auditorium Bereavement Group - Meets on Thursday evening at 7:30 PM Rectory. Caregivers Group - Thursday 9:30-11:30 AM Rectory Divorced/Separated - First Wednesday of the month. St. Vincent de Paul Society - Second Tuesday at 1:30 PM - Rectory Visitation Ministry Second Wednesday 3 PM - Rectory Religious Education Classes Monday 3:45-5:15 PM Grades Wednesday 3:45-5:15 PM Grades 1-4 Special Needs Religious Education Classes Group 1 -Wednesday - 4:30-5: Peter Ave. Group 2 Sunday - 11:30-12:15 PM Peter Ave. Baptism Classes - First & Third Tuesday 8:00 PM - School Library. St. Charles Singles Club - First Wednesday 7:30 PM - Auditorium RCIA - Call Rectory for further information Prayer Group & Holy Hour - First Monday of each month at 7:30 PM Church. Divine Mercy Devotion - Every Friday 3 PM - Chapel Family Mass - Second Sunday of the Month at 1:15 PM Adult Faith Formation - Wednesday at 2 PM - R For further information on any of these Ministries please call the Rectory at (718) ST. CHARLES BOOK CLUB The next meeting of the St. Charles Book Club will be in the rectory on Thursday, June 7 at 4:00 PM. We will be discussing another N.Y. Times bestseller, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. This story explores the damage done to individual people during war and invites us into the lives of a Chinese American boy and a young Japanese American girl during a trying time in history. We once again look forward to sharing our ideas and feelings in a cordial and friendly atmosphere. Please join us. THANK YOU NOTE We received the following note from the St. Vincent de Paul Society and we would like to share it with you. The members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, want to thank you so much for giving us permission to sell chances at the entrance of the Church. We did sell all the chances allotted to us which was 200 books. The members of the congregation were very generous and cooperative and some just gave a contribution without taking the chances.